Fashion at the Park began on Friday night with an awesome Roberto Cavalli show. The air was cool, the people were cool and the clothes were cool. Mr. Cavalli even made an appearance and garnered a standing ovation. The first dresses to come down the runway were soft and flirty with hemlines ranging from mini to tea length. Models also donned the most fantastic shoes and booties made of leather and lace. At first, most of the dresses were A-line but later they were reminiscent of the twenties and one model even wore an amazing royal blue jacket that reminded me of the the Tudor era. My favorite pair of shoes came later in the show – purple patent lace-up booties that I would have killed for. Hair and make-up were simple and minimal. Models wore low buns in their hair and faces were very natural with soft pink lips. Throughout the show the designer’s color palette ranged from soft pastels to bright hues to basic black to lovely cream.
Afterward the opening party was in full swing as we sipped champagne under the stars and munched on foie gras burgers, lobster ke-bobs and tuna tartar. The NorthPark people did a great job. It was nice to be in the new outdoor location in the center of the mall. Stay tuned – the Carolina Herrera show is tonight. Stephanie or I will report tomorrow.
Photo courtesty of: Evans Caglage, Fashion at the Park, NorthPark Center, Fall 2008